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Sen. Collins 'troubled' by Rice comments on Benghazi attack (Also Brings up '98 Embassy Bombings)
The Hill ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 11/28/2012 3:17:48 PM PST by what's up

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) on Wednesday became the latest GOP senator to raise questions about Susan Rice.

After an almost two-hour meeting with the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Collins said she's unconvinced by Rice's explanation of her role after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

“I continue to be troubled by the fact that the UN ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election ... by agreeing to go on the Sunday shows to present the administration's position,” the top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clinton; rice; sos
Collins is now bringing up Susan Rice's denial of security under Clinton in the months leading up to the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in '98.

Keep in mind that Susan Rice is also apparently the one who blocked Osama Bin Laden's handover from the Sudan.

1 posted on 11/28/2012 3:17:57 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

A few hundred mil of our dough should ease her “troubles”, I’m sure.

She’s just trying to get support for the constituents she represents — like Christie did when he hugged the Fraud, right?


2 posted on 11/28/2012 3:25:10 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: what's up

People also need to be ‘troubled’ by the abject disregard of the 1st Amendment. No ACLU. No Hollywood. No Leftwing media. They all stood by while it was trashed as cover for the terror attack.


3 posted on 11/28/2012 3:40:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: what's up
The headlines virtually write themselves:

RINO snorts Rice full of beans!

4 posted on 11/28/2012 3:59:13 PM PST by Jagman
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To: treetopsandroofs

bfl


5 posted on 11/28/2012 4:02:31 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: what's up

Why should Rice be concerned about additional protection against freedom fighters. Sure they’re muzzies, but really not different than Patrick Henry, Nathan Hale and George Washington.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 4:07:22 PM PST by gotribe
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To: what's up

We are now in the political theatre phase of Benghazi and this will slow down around Christmas time. After the 1st of January, this will be old news and all will be forgotten. Rice will be nominated and she will be confirmed with the votes of Collins, McLame and Lyndsey, among other Republicans.


7 posted on 11/28/2012 4:12:20 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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8 posted on 11/28/2012 4:17:56 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: what's up

People often forget that watergate happened in Nixons FIRST term and was reported upon before the election. It wasn’t until after Nixon won re-election though that the whole thing started blowing up and eventually took him down.

And much like Bengazie, it was the coverup that brought Nixon down.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 4:18:52 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: capydick

I don’t think so. Obama offered her up as a pimp would offer a whore. Now she is expendable and Obama will use this as capitulating to conservatives.


10 posted on 11/28/2012 4:21:28 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The Democrat press and Senate would never allow that to happen to Barry.

It also seems to be part of the GOP MO to focus on whether Rice was misleading one Sunday morning, instead of the underlying arming of AQ supporters happening under their noses.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 4:24:58 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: TexasFreeper2009
They USED the coverup to bring him down.

The breakin was about as serious as shoplifting a pack of gum from a drugstore.

12 posted on 11/28/2012 5:17:03 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Yet another 'troubled' rino.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

13 posted on 11/28/2012 5:33:42 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: what's up

I don’t trust any of these people. Wonder what these idiots are up to?


14 posted on 11/28/2012 5:35:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: what's up
The Look of Love.......

Note Adam, note Eve, is that a bowl of apples on the coffee table? Original sin, or was it the Clinton acquittal?

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) meets with the President Obama in the Oval Office. Collins was one of three Republican Senators who eventually voted for the stimulus bill.

Described as one of "the last survivors of a once common species of moderate Northeastern Republican,"[5] Collins is considered a bipartisan and centrist member of the Republican Party, and an influential player in the U.S. Senate.[9][10][11][12] She is a member of several moderate organizations within the Republican Party, including the Republican Main Street Partnership, Republican Majority For Choice, Republicans for Choice, The Wish List, Republicans for Environmental Protection, and the Republican Leadership Council. Her voting record was at one time center-left which has caused some Republicans to label her as a "Republican in Name Only" (RINO). Although she shares a centrist ideology with Maine's senior Senator, Olympia Snowe, Collins is considered a "half-turn more conservative" than Snowe.[5] Collins has consistently been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT rights organization; she was one of six Republicans running in 2008 to be endorsed by the HRC.[13] She supported John McCain in the 2008 election for President of the United States.[14]

In the 1990s, Collins played an important role during the U.S. Senate's impeachment trial of Bill Clinton when she and fellow Maine Senator Olympia Snowe sponsored a motion that would have allowed the Senate to vote separately on the charges and the remedy. When the motion failed, both Snowe and Collins subsequently voted to acquit, believing that while Clinton had broken the law by committing perjury, the charges did not amount to grounds for removal from office.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Collins

But, but......she's a "half-turn more conservative".....

15 posted on 11/28/2012 5:39:12 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: what's up

You’d think they would at least broadcast this Kabuki Theater on PBS during pledge week...


16 posted on 11/28/2012 5:49:10 PM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: what's up

Susan Rice was Clinton’s Undersecretary of State for African Affairs.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 6:43:33 PM PST by Ax ("Bring the Pikes Together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: MestaMachine; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; LucyT; TigersEye

Yet another ‘troubled’ rino.>>>>>>>>>>>>

You know, I have found these video clips from Bill Whittle very helpful for RINOs. It shows exactly how the GOP should be presenting itself, without any apology to the left or anyone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjCNr94bG-o&feature=player_embedded#!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryv7PzyCmVA&feature=player_embedded

Share them with EVERYONE.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 7:35:57 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: what's up

Wikipedia has quite a dossier on Rice. We should be concerned about her for many reasons.

Wikipedia. :”Rice’s classmates and professors OF Oxford included advocates of the role of the United Nations and international law (Sir Adam Roberts, Benedict Kingsbury),[9] of global economic governance and international economic cooperation (Ngaire Woods, Donald Markwell),[10] and of a firm stance against Russian authoritarianism (Michael McFaul)”


19 posted on 11/28/2012 7:45:25 PM PST by Toespi
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To: what's up

20 posted on 11/28/2012 7:47:24 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: what's up

Floozy Collins is a dingbat .... And when a dingbat is confused it’s broken clock being right twice a day.


21 posted on 11/28/2012 7:54:42 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Candor7
Thanks for those links! I know of Bill Whittle from Pajamas Media on Youtube but I hadn't seen that. Excellent!!!

To heck with RINOs and what they think about it. It's just good to hear an authentic American voice again telling it like it is.

22 posted on 11/28/2012 10:35:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 9YearLurker

It should be on why security was pulled on the place during the period the AQ threat was increasing. That’s the question - why did the administration hang the US ambassador and all the staff of the mission [had the seals not intervened] out to dry? And why was admin policy to distrust our special forces so much as to not permit a full scale rescue? And why, knowing what Morsi is making so evident, does this administration continue to embrace people with sympathetic ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas?


23 posted on 11/28/2012 10:47:26 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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